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Title: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Bluto on December 18, 2007, 01:21:44 PM
if so, who and how was it ! tell us about it  8)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: mitchyboy on December 18, 2007, 04:23:19 PM
I got to meet Jay in Vegas a cuple of years back at the airport. He was realy cool and offered to take a pic with me.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: mitchyboy on December 18, 2007, 04:24:43 PM
Jeez, check the forearm difference :o ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: G.R.H. on December 18, 2007, 05:01:30 PM
COOL! 8)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: G.R.H. on December 18, 2007, 05:02:28 PM
i saw rich gaspari once in a mall in new jersey somewhere. he was promoting some supplement.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: IrishMuscle84 on December 18, 2007, 05:23:07 PM
Met Cutler, just 2 weeks ago, at the Chicago Ironman. Real cool guy.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: mass 04 on December 18, 2007, 06:37:09 PM
that's the first time i've seen Jay in "normal" clothes.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Deicide on December 18, 2007, 08:54:00 PM
I shook Ruehl's hand once at a FIBO in Duesseldorf.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: chaos on December 18, 2007, 09:39:26 PM
A couple here and there. At the Koloseum.

Johnny Jackson was the coolest to chill and talk to, very easy to talk to.

Dennis Wolf, was in a hurry for a shoot, so he didn't seem interested...

Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Hide, Armin Schulz, Silvio Samuel....a couple others I'm sure I'm forgetting....


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Gym dude on December 18, 2007, 09:51:15 PM
I have meet Moe Mossouwi and also I have trained with him as well.Heck of a nice guy.Training with Moe was very cool plus lots of fun as well.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: danielson on December 18, 2007, 09:53:45 PM
When I was like 11 I got my first little home gym so my mom took me to see Chris Dickerson at some sporting goods store.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: ripitupbaby on December 19, 2007, 07:45:39 AM
Men --- Art Atwood, Jay Cutler several times, Bill Wilmore several times, Evan Centopani several times, Jose Raymond (has he finally accepted his pro card?), Dexter Jackson, Kai Greene, Marcus Haley, a few others who I am forgetting.  I know Greg Rando pretty well, as he's from my area.

Women --- Carla Salotti (my trainer), Colette Nelson, Vicki Nixon, Lynn Conkwright (my former coach), Debbie Bramwell, Annie Riveccio, and others who I can't remember.  Also many figure and fitness pros, too many to name.

Jay's was very nice about pics, etc. and Evan C. is one of the sweetest guys I have ever met.  Bill Wilmore's a cool dude, we went out drinking one night with him and had a good time. 

Kai Greene was funny and grunted a lot when I was talking to him.  He also squeezed me REALLY tight when we took a photo together.   ;D



Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Meso_z on December 19, 2007, 02:08:42 PM
A couple here and there. At the Koloseum.

Johnny Jackson was the coolest to chill and talk to, very easy to talk to.

Dennis Wolf, was in a hurry for a shoot, so he didn't seem interested...

Jay Cutler, Ronnie Coleman, Hide, Armin Schulz, Silvio Samuel....a couple others I'm sure I'm forgetting....

How where they in comparison to you? I mean your impression generally...


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: bigbobs on December 19, 2007, 07:20:51 PM
Have met Craig Titus, Greg Kovacs, Nasser El Sonbaty, Ronnie Coleman, and Dexter Jackson. 

Check out this pic - at 360 lbs  :o



Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: chaos on December 19, 2007, 09:51:27 PM
How where they in comparison to you? I mean your impression generally...
What do you mean "in comparison" to me?


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: webcake on December 19, 2007, 09:55:26 PM
Have met Craig Titus, Greg Kovacs, Nasser El Sonbaty, Ronnie Coleman, and Dexter Jackson. 
Check out this pic - at 360 lbs  :o

Kovacs looks like an absolute giant. I mean his fist looks as big as your head. Might not have had the most attractive physique, but Kovacs had to be one of the biggest bodybuilders ever. I heard he even got up to 400lbs at times.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Gym dude on December 19, 2007, 10:20:40 PM
I would have to agree that is one big dude.I have not heard of that pro up until now.The photo of Jay that would be the first time that I have seen Jay in normal clothes.Like other times when I have seen Jay in his trunks or his gym gear.Which country is Greg Kovacs from?


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: webcake on December 20, 2007, 12:33:26 AM
Born in New York and lives in Canada. Basically he is the biggest pro ever, the only down side is that he never looked that good at competition condition, paticularly in his last few years competing. He did the Arnold in '04 and '05 and came in at around 330lbs. Unfortunately he looked like, well you will see...

http://www.getbig.com/boards/index.php?topic=50284.msg790893

Some good pics and info on him.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: bigbobs on December 20, 2007, 01:39:35 AM
Here are some back shots of Kovacs at 385 lbs (as per Chad Nicholls)



Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Meso_z on December 20, 2007, 03:49:58 AM
What do you mean "in comparison" to me?

Were you impressed? thats what i want to say. Remember its "positive bb discusion" not the "v"....


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: ILuvPriest on December 20, 2007, 09:06:15 AM
I met Cathy LeFrancouis. Was very nice. Adela Carcia...totally nasty and a bitch. Jay Cutler when he was guestposing at a friends competition...he wasn't very talkative but seemed nice enough.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Gym dude on December 20, 2007, 12:55:03 PM
I am very impreassed with the photos of Kovacs.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: JasonH on December 20, 2007, 03:57:26 PM
I see Dorian Yates nearly every day - he came into the gym for a brief moment when I was training yesterday with loads of christmas shopping and wrapping paper for his little girl - it was kinda surreal when you consider he used to weigh 300lbs and was formerly the best bodybuilder on the planet.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: chaos on December 20, 2007, 07:24:11 PM
Were you impressed? thats what i want to say. Remember its "positive bb discusion" not the "v"....
I know it's not the V meso ::)

Impressed by what?

Their size?  A few of them were impressive size wise, a couple that stand out are Armin Schultz, and Ed Van Amsterdam(really cool guy, super friendly), some of the others, not so impressive.


Their condition? Some were in really good shape, others fairly well into "offseason" ;)


Their personalities? I never got to "hang out" as in several hours, only a few minutes here and there. A few have been very friendly and talkative, others like Dennis Wolf, not so much, he seemed to be in a big hurry.

Johnnie Jackson hung out a talked while he was there, Ed VanAmsterdam was fuckin hilarious and having a real good time, Hide is always polite/cordial, Silvio was friendly and easily approachable,  James "flex" Lewis was cool when he was there.


For the most part these guys are friendly/ approachable, personality-wise.....varies.




Does that quench your nagging desire to wank to pros, meso_z? :-*
Any one particular you're wondering about?



I met Cathy LeFrancouis. Was very nice. Adela Carcia...totally nasty and a bitch. Jay Cutler when he was guestposing at a friends competition...he wasn't very talkative but seemed nice enough.
Both of these women have been in the gym and both were very nice, Cathy particularly was very outgoing.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: powerpack on December 21, 2007, 08:34:40 AM
My wife and I sat behind Francis Befatto and his woman at a show last year and I introduced my self.
He is very easy to approch and seems to like the attention of the fans a lot.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: powerpack on December 21, 2007, 08:35:42 AM
I see Dorian Yates nearly every day - he came into the gym for a brief moment when I was training yesterday with loads of christmas shopping and wrapping paper for his little girl - it was kinda surreal when you consider he used to weigh 300lbs and was formerly the best bodybuilder on the planet.
I would still love to meet the man


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Mark1 on December 25, 2007, 10:35:08 PM
I went to the states for a holiday a few years back. I trained in golds a few times and saw Gunter training with Glass, saw Chic too and I think I saw Cormier but not 100% sure.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: regmac on December 26, 2007, 01:15:53 PM
The first show I ever attended   was the 91 North American  in Redondo Bch.....I met Shawn Ray and Diana Dennis ...they were the first i ever met  and I have been a big fan of both ever since.   Shawn was a bit ego-istic back then   but hey   he was the No.3 best pro in the world.....Lady Di  was  such a true pro back then....since I live in LA   I had a good frienship with Denise Rutkowski  until the drama life hit her...I 've met a number of pros   since i also compete...many have offered me help with dieting others just gave loads of encouragement   like Matterazzo and Shan cheering for me at the 93 Orange County and 2005 Orange respectively...talk about a dram come true!!!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Luv_2build on December 27, 2007, 05:09:33 PM
i have met Dorian, Ronnie, Kevin Levrone, Chris Cormier, Flex, Dennis James, Lee, Milos, Markus,Titus, Shawn, DJ Dowadoo or however it's spelled, Melvin, Art Atwood, and numerous others.  The only guy i have ever met that was a downright dick was Lou Ferrigno.  What an ass.  I need $20 bucks if you want a picture with me.  I live close to vegas and have gone down to the O every year since 2000.  If anyone goes down for the O you need to go to the meet the olympians on the thursday before the show.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wes on December 29, 2007, 07:35:22 AM
Met a ton of pros from Arnold and Franco to Coleman and Cutler and tons of others in between.

Just a few off the top of my head.......too many to remeber all of them in one sitting.

Bob Chick
Kevin Levrone
Lou Ferrigno
Paul Dillett
James Roberts
Jeff Poulin
Johnny Jackson
Jeff King
Darrem Charles
George Farrah
Jeremy Freeman
Mat Duval
Dave Marinelli
Palumbo
Mike Katz
Jose` Raymond
King Kamali
Greg Kovacs
Chris Cormeir
Shawn Ray
Boyer Coe
Chris Dickerson
Orville Burke
Carla Salotti
Shelly Beattie
Valentina Chepiga
Collette Nelson
Danny Padilla
Milos Sarcev
Kris Dim
Craig Richardson
Dexter Jackson
Steve Nesbit
Denise Rutkowski
Mike Mattarazzo


Drawing a blank,but there`s lots more.

I`ve done a lot of contests and this is where I have met most of the pros I`ve listed.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: alejandro_torres on December 29, 2007, 05:00:34 PM


gustavo badell in argentina.. he was my heroe, but reallised he is just a dick

cristian lobarede in paraguay.... i have never seen someone with such a big gut, he seemed pregnant,i thought he was in the ofseason, but he lifted his shirt up while working out and he was ripped...


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Narkissos on January 07, 2008, 01:15:28 PM
I've met 8 so far...

Trained with 6 of the 8..

Helped one prep for his pro debut.

Trained one the pro-qualifiers that brought her the IFBB pro-card. (Figure)

-CNS


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: the_doc on January 08, 2008, 09:48:28 AM
Went to the Olympia last year. meet the Olympians the night before was great. Got to meet and say a few words to all of the competitors except Jay and Ronnie. they had a 1-2 hour line which is too much of my time to just say hi and take a pic. i was going to see them on stage the next day anyway. Most of the pro's were quite relaxed. They were mostly freindly and had plenty of time too answer questions and joke around. Vince Taylor told me all about his prep and injury problems. Gustavo told me he was really tired and wanted to get out of there soon. he looked like he was going to fall asleep but kept smiling and mugging around with people for photos.
I spoke to some retired and non-qualified pros at the competiton and at the expo. Some of the guys really do look just "out of there" up close. Wolfe's arms loooked incredible, bigger and harder than anyone else in the competition.Quincy taylor looks like a real life giant. ed van Amsredam was funny. he asked me if I was in the IRA when i told him I was Irish.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: JasonH on January 09, 2008, 10:21:07 AM
Oh yes, Ernie Taylor (forgot about him!)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: SF1900 on January 10, 2008, 07:37:03 AM
I was at the 2007 new york pro and met  several pros

branch warren- very standoffish. maybe he was in the "zone" and getting mentally prepared for the show :::shrugs:::
Craig richardson- nice guy
melvin anthony- nice guy. we talked about our hernia operations :)..i had an inguinal :(
paco bautista- just took a picture with him, not much said.
phil heath- talked with him for a little and he was dissapointed that branch won the show
victor martinez- nice guy, talked with him for a minute or so about the 2006 mr olympia
desmond miller- took a picture with him and that was all.
dennis james- after prejudging, he was quick to get out of there. just shook his hand
flex wheeler- eh, who cares :)
dennis wolf- nicest one out of all of them!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: joelbrandw on January 10, 2008, 06:54:46 PM
Now, as an adult, I work with a lot of these guys doing web work, publicity, etc. . . . But I think that it's really the people that you meet when you're young and just starting to train that leave the biggest impression on you.

In 1981 I met my first two pro bodybuilders.  Before that I had only seen these guys in the magazines.  I was so young and naive that I didn't realize that they wouldn't be six feet tall and as wide as a house in person . . .  I also didn't know that there was such a thing as an "off season".  I thought that the athletes looked like they did at contest time all year round. 

I met Mike Mentzer and Chris Dickerson that year.  Mike was pretty bitter and out of shape (post 1980 Olympia debacle).  Chris was in the lobby of the Beacon theater in New York just about to win the Night of Champions.  I could go on and on about the impact it had on me to meet these guys and get both positive and negative "reality checks" about my innocent conceptions of the sport . . . But I'll just say that meeting other pro athletes now (at age 42) is nothing like meeting them when I was a wide eyed 16-year-old.  I actually work with Chris now and it's just a whole different thing.  I admire his achievements in the sport.  He's a good friend.  But now we're both adults and my days of "heroes" are long behind me.


http://www.SkunkTerrier.com





Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Oaf on January 12, 2008, 10:54:11 PM
JD Dawudo - top guy who is very laid back even when some dumbass almost dropped a 180lb dumbell on his head while spotting him. He had no problem spotting those around him in the gym.

Art Atwood - another nice guy with a good heart.

Branch Warren - was brief but polite. He was 2 days out from a comp and was very tired so no complaints about being brief.

Chris Cook - very polite and a fun guy just to hang out with

Palumbo - PAAAAAAAAAR--TY!!!!

Titus - unrealiable and ungrateful

Kovacs - my overall impression was that of shyness

Lou Ferrigno - money hungry asshole. Seems to hate life.

Dina - Sweet heart and not shy!

Shawn Ray - Professional and helped me when I needed it. I like him.

Lee Priest - A very dry sense of humour - I got the impression that his 'care-free' attitude had an element of anger/bitterness in there.

Charles Glass - sat beside him on a plane and he was happy to answer my training questions. Lots of smiling.

Ronnie - spoke to him in a strip club and he was distracted so hard to tell!

Jay - total gentleman and happy to help. No ego.

Cathy Priest (or whatever her name is now) - even more beautiful in person. Sweet girl.

Thats all I can remember now.



Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Oz Boy on January 13, 2008, 06:15:43 AM
travelled to the US a couple of times during the 90's & meet alot.

Cormier - trained with him at Golds, ( Farkin strong ) very cool & relaxed

Jim Quinn - very cool & talktive, incredible vascurality (just competed)

Porter Cottrell - couldnt meet a nicer bloke, talkative.....talk under water

Mike Matarazzo - good bloke, the kinda fella that would be good have a drink with

Larra Creavalle - absoulute sweetie, hung out for a while,very gratefull to her fans!

Rich Gaspari - idiolized this bloke as a kid but not after meeting him. Could of caught him at a bad time??

Gary Strydom - cant say enough good bout him. Went to his Crazee wear store and bought some things. Put our stuff in the car and went to another place. When we got back to the car it had been broken into and everything stolen. Anyway saw Garry at Golds later that night and approached him and it got onto our shit experience earlier that day. Garry just goes come back to the shop tomorrow and ask for me. So we did and he then proceeded to just GIVE me & my mate some clothes straight of the rack. BLOODY LEGEND!!

Ernie Taylor - cool fella, i asked him when he was competeing again (this was 97) and he just said he'll have to save some money before he can think bout competing again....

Tom Platz - gave out alot of advice, total professional, i walked away impressed

Francis Benfatto - another really good fella!! hung out for a bit. He's another that loves a chat.

Kevin Levrone & Flex - my thoughts?.... probabley the owners of the 2 best bods that ive metioned here BUT.....nah







Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: GetBigOrDieTrying on January 22, 2008, 07:00:45 AM
My wife and I sat behind Francis Befatto and his woman at a show last year and I introduced my self.
He is very easy to approch and seems to like the attention of the fans a lot.

What show was that>?


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Ed Corney on January 22, 2008, 05:44:46 PM
I've met a few here and there . . .

On stage.  ;D


Ed


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: dr.chimps on January 22, 2008, 06:32:21 PM
I've met a few here and there . . .

On stage.  ;D


Ed
Ha! Touche'. Like asking Eisenhower if he knows any military men. 


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: candidizzle on January 22, 2008, 07:41:22 PM
yup i have met ONE professional bodybuilder. and he was a really cool dude... he is actually supposed to start training legs and back with me and my trainer starting this week or next.......my trainer is a good friend of his and a bodybuilder also and is going to help him bring up those two body parts for an upcoming show.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: smaul on January 23, 2008, 07:20:41 AM
I've met a few here and there . . .

On stage.  ;D


Ed

I didn't realize you were on getbig!  Very cool to have you here!  :D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: sickwitit on January 23, 2008, 11:01:53 AM
I met Ronnie and he was a total dick. There were about 150 people waiting to see him and he stopped the line so he could clip his nails!!!
I met Jay at the the Chicago Ironman, which i competed in and he was real cool about pics.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: candidizzle on January 23, 2008, 12:45:32 PM
when i said i have only met one pro bb'er, i met one that currently competes. i have met ed corney.. he comes in and trains at my gym(my old gym now..i recently switched) sometimes. really inspiring to see him still in the gym pumping iron.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: mass 04 on January 24, 2008, 12:56:48 PM
not a pro BB but i met HHH in 2002 at his peak and he looked unbelievable.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Bruffy on January 25, 2008, 09:57:55 PM
The first guy I ever met was Shaun Davis.  I also met Quincy Taylor.  Both very big guys.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on February 17, 2008, 04:57:07 PM
I've met a few here and there . . .

On stage.  ;D


Ed

Mr. Corney:

It is a pleasure to have a legend here. I have been friends with and promotiuons partner with Mike Katz for many years here in CT. He always speaks fondly of you. He was reminicing at dinner a few months ago about your search for junk food after the show in Iraq (1972 or 1973)...and all there was was boiling sheep's heads in barrels in the streets!

Hope you didn't eat any of that and waited for some good old American pizza!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on February 17, 2008, 05:18:46 PM
Mike Mattarazzo (best guy...supportive of all competitors)
Mike Katz (legend and truly nice guy)
Dennis Tinnerino (Charismatic)
Boyer Coe (very proper, respectful, thoughtful of answers to all questions)
Kal Szkalak (told it like it was)
Frank Zane (Cerebral, brilliant, very detailed)
Lance Dreher (just remeber huge arms)
Robby Robinson (Not much I'd rather say)
Aaron Baker (did a few sets with him...was hurried and barely let me get a photo with him)
Gary Strydom (Giant and biggest eater I ever saw...rivalring Waller)
Johnny Morant (huge back...jokester)
Tony Pearson (cool guy...looks smallins in clothers...but just expands onstage)
Danny Padilla (as short as they say...very strong leg presser)
Troy Zuccolatto-( saw him posing with those fake, silver weights for WBF)
Rich Gaspari-tenacious, smart, successful business man...if you are using his products he will really only respond to you if you make marked increases in size)
Franco Santoriello-Sat with him at a booth years ago...kept me laughing...didn't really do his "job" as he was scoping out all the honies)
Mike Christian (not very nice...)
Gunther Schlierkamp (Very Nice...took time to let us work in and joked with us)
Jeff King (stood on stage next to him as teen and looked like a tattoo on his pec)
Bill Pearl-(shook his hand outside the PDI show)
Ron Coleman (NOT Ronnie Coleman!)-very eloquest...stuck at Twinlab booth and would engage in lengthy discourse with anyone would care to.
Sonny Schmidt-(man of few words)
Gary Strydom(he told me he had to eat a whole box of PR bars while doing bike/cardio or his body would just 'eat itself') 
David Dearth
Phil Hill (not very nice...)
Greg Rando (I think he does have partial site...I may be wrong on this)
Kent Kuehn (popped me on the head when I was 15 in 1978 training at original Gold's...scared me shitless but then I saw he was only joking...even at fiteen, I knew who he was...!)
Ed Giulianni...Let me train for free for one week at Gold's or World's (I think he was Gold's at this point...since I was friends with Miuke Katz. I was nervouse around these guys...but not too nervous to mentions Katz's name :)
Joe Gold (only saw him at counter)
Bob Jodkiewicz
Andreas Cahling
Chris Dickerson-I swear he looked at me in a lascivious way -thought-correctly...this one must be gay-just before he won O.
Greg Deferro (shoulders upon which you could land a jet fighter
Evan Centopani (about as thankful nd gracious as a pro could be)
The Barbarian Brothers...(On my 1978 trip to cali as a 15 year old...they were their benching tons...slapping each other...with a guy snapping shots and some flowery, granola gal flapping around them as if high or otherwise.

1998...training with Robby...ran into Art Zeller...I was in shape so it bugs me to this day I did not ask art to take some shots of Robby and me....those would have been classics...he seemed definitely willing to do so...and he died several months later.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on February 17, 2008, 05:37:35 PM
Just a few add-ons!

Tom Platz...when he was running WBF for McMahon in CT...would talkk to anyone after he was done training...came off as very astute in business

Bob Chick...approached him when he won the Pro Master's NY and reminded :) him that I took 9th and he 4th in the 1981 teen natural America in Utica, NY. A good laugh was had by both of us. I was surprised at how much he time talking to me just about things in general, with a smile, and he had to go back on stage soon to win the show. Much of you all say on here about him is bunk, if you ask me.

Kevin Levrone...I approached him at one of his two guest posings at the Montanari brother's and Mike Katz's Junior Nats help in Hartford CT around 2000 and 2001 (may be off on years...but right aroiund there)

I had berought a friend who was interested in bb but was more of a muscian. He was the real deal...played with Grand Funk Railroad 20 years earlier and was getting back in.

Knowing Levrone had something of musical talent himslef with a band, I was certain he'd be interested to speak to someone of Ike's standing.

Well, not only was Levrone about 300 pounds of cut-devoid floppy flesh (the worst of the amateurs could have beated him that night) he pretty much blew Ike and me off.

Of course, Ike just said fuck it...I was a bit more fleutered. Since, Ike plays backup to some of the bands of a few of the late-nite shows (although they are sporadic gigs) and does studio work for Janet Jacket among others. He told me he made $80,000 for six months of work doing shity that he loves...and that he gets royalties.

So, remember, Mr. Levrone...you NEVER know who you are talking to.

Whener I bring up Kevin's name to Ike (I like to break his balls)...he says...fuck that lard-ass...Mike...please do not ever waste my time like that again.

Fopr the record, and to the dismay olf the promoters...Levrone showed, sulking and all...t o the next year's edition even more of a butterball. I mean...it didn 't even look like him. Katz was so pissed he wondered allow if he could get the 5,000$ guest pose fee back (note: he could not-as a Weider contracted athlete...guest pose fees go to the IFBB.)

Janet Tech...80's female bb...sexy, too skinny.
Donna Oliviera.." " " " " " " " ..handed out trophies to m y class
Fred Jarrett
Eliott Gilchrist
Len Bosland 


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: stuntmovie on February 17, 2008, 05:55:57 PM
I go back a bit further so I've had the opportunity to meet many great bodybuilders you never had the opportunity to say, "Howdy" to.

Reeves was the first I can recall, (he was still a teenager then) then Eifferman, and Terpak, and Hilligen,and Clancey Ross, and Strohl, and Stephans, and Lewis and his beautiful wife, Sheri, and Don Peterson, and Mozee, and Bill Pearl, Larry Scott, and Gironda, and Bill Grant, and Arnold and Franco, and Sergio and Serge, and Platz and Ferrigno and Jeff King, and Lee Labrada, and ,Jeff and Cory and, Lisa/Liza?? Lyons, and Ray and Mike, and Strydom, and Rich Gaspari, and Peter G.,  and Porter, and Chick, and most of  the new top guys coming up such as Curry, and Trey and Peter Putnam and Flex, and Daniel Hill (Germany) and just about all of the above guys mentioned in previous posts and a few others whom I've already forgotten.

And Joe and Ben and Betty and most of the guys who helped form up the IFBB and the majority of those individuals who initially formed up the NPC.

And I've met and mingled with the likes of Ernie, and Zabo, and Arty, and Manion and Corvello, and Nuckles, and Bill Smith, and Birdsong and doctors from every branch of the medical profession who have contributed to the "sport" in one form or another. And most of those who have written the "rules" that competitors are supposed to abide by today. And the majority of the photographers who shoot for the major magazines.

I've been around the bodybuilding block a few times and have only tripped off the curb on rare occasions .... meaning I have seldom met a bodybuilding athlete or associate who I have no respect for. In fact, those I don't respect can be counted on half the fingers of my left hand.

 






Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on February 17, 2008, 06:01:08 PM
Hey Stunt...great post.

I have to include Bill Grant and Zabo and I judged with Manion.

I even sat a few seats away from Robert Deniro who was at end of judging table at Ken Kassell's Women's Extravaganza some years ago at the Meadowlands.

Anyway to still contact Clancy Ross...must be 84 now, but I am sure, If Jack L is any indication, he should have his wits about him.

Does Clancy do any appearances or anything?

Mike


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: stuntmovie on February 17, 2008, 08:24:16 PM
Mike, I haven't heard anything about Clancy in a hell of a long time and, to be honest with ya, I don't even know if he is still among the living.

Did you also know Pat Ruhl or Joe Nazzario? I can't locate either of them any longer.

I met Jack L. a few times. Back in the 50's he  had a small gym on the fifth floor of an old building on Market Street in San Francisco. I think that is where he started in the gym business. Then he eventually went big time with another place on Market Street closer to the center of the shopping area (in the vicinity of the Powell Street cable car turnstyle) and that place had all chrome equipment and carpet and clean mirrors. And from there he just grew throughout No and So Cal.

Jack was well known in the Bay Area for doing unbelievable feats on his birthdays, such as swimming across San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge, swimming to and from Alcatraz, and one year even swimming while pulling a boat load of people. Crazy stuff!

My best friend's wife used to be the only model he used in those days for his "SPA" newspaper ads. They would just change her head each month so it appeared that they were using many different models.

Do you recall a gym chain that lasted less than a year by the name of American Health Studios?


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: thepeg on February 19, 2008, 06:29:07 AM
tom prince used to train at the same gym as me b4 he moved to cali and made pro. very strong, i spotted him on front shoulder presses he was using over 315...free weight not a smith machine. saw hulk hogen at the gym a little over a month ago.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on February 20, 2008, 08:22:00 PM
Mike, I haven't heard anything about Clancy in a hell of a long time and, to be honest with ya, I don't even know if he is still among the living.

Did you also know Pat Ruhl or Joe Nazzario? I can't locate either of them any longer.

I met Jack L. a few times. Back in the 50's he  had a small gym on the fifth floor of an old building on Market Street in San Francisco. I think that is where he started in the gym business. Then he eventually went big time with another place on Market Street closer to the center of the shopping area (in the vicinity of the Powell Street cable car turnstyle) and that place had all chrome equipment and carpet and clean mirrors. And from there he just grew throughout No and So Cal.

Jack was well known in the Bay Area for doing unbelievable feats on his birthdays, such as swimming across San Francisco under the Golden Gate Bridge, swimming to and from Alcatraz, and one year even swimming while pulling a boat load of people. Crazy stuff!

My best friend's wife used to be the only model he used in those days for his "SPA" newspaper ads. They would just change her head each month so it appeared that they were using many different models.

Do you recall a gym chain that lasted less than a year by the name of American Health Studios?

Clancy is living...pretty sure of that. He is in Cali, aboyt 84 years old.

Nazzario, yes. Read about a comeback a year or two ago in one of the mags. Believe he is in Florida.

Was Ruhl an America competitro in the late 70's?

Yes, I do recall hearing of American Health Studios.

Mike


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Karl Kox on February 21, 2008, 01:21:17 PM
I worked security at the Europa so I got to met a lot of guys.
I got Trey Brewer, Johnny Stewart, Kai Green, Michal Locket, George Farra to all autograph pics for my gym.
I used to work out at Metroflex a lot and I would see Branch and QT in there all the time but I never talked to them.  The owner Brian Dobson is very nice.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: bigmikecox on February 23, 2008, 07:21:55 AM
Met quite a few.  The only prick i've ever come across was Lou Ferrigno.  VCormier had to be the coolest.  Berry DeMay, Matarazzo, Shawn Ray and Lee Haney were real nice and personalbe.  Lee Haney actually took the time to talk to me after a show I did in 1990 where I did not place too high.  Chris Duffy was cool too, but maybe he was just trying to hit on me :o


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: stuntmovie on February 24, 2008, 12:54:53 PM
Thanks, Moose! If you or anyone ever comes in contact with Joe Nazzario, pls have him contact me through this board.

And I'll do my best to check on Clancy's present status.

I don't recall Ruhl competing in the 70's but I'm bad when it comes to days/months/and years; so there is a strong possibility that I could be wrong.

I believe American Health Studios was a partnership between some of those old time bodybuilders back in the late 50's/ early 60's but it didn't last too long.

I was a pretty strong bench presser back then and I recall training at downtown San Francisco AHS location on Golden Gate Ave when Steve Reeves happened to visit the place and took a seat to watch me do some heavy benching for a few minutes.

I guess he was meeting friends there because once they arrived, he said something complimentary and took off.

Can anyone else in this forum claim that he/she got a lifting compliment from the MAN (soon to be Hercules) himself?


 


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on February 28, 2008, 11:54:47 PM
Thanks, Moose! If you or anyone ever comes in contact with Joe Nazzario, pls have him contact me through this board.

And I'll do my best to check on Clancy's present status.

I don't recall Ruhl competing in the 70's but I'm bad when it comes to days/months/and years; so there is a strong possibility that I could be wrong.

I believe American Health Studios was a partnership between some of those old time bodybuilders back in the late 50's/ early 60's but it didn't last too long.

I was a pretty strong bench presser back then and I recall training at downtown San Francisco AHS location on Golden Gate Ave when Steve Reeves happened to visit the place and took a seat to watch me do some heavy benching for a few minutes.

I guess he was meeting friends there because once they arrived, he said something complimentary and took off.

Can anyone else in this forum claim that he/she got a lifting compliment from the MAN (soon to be Hercules) himself?


 

Ruhl may have been in the 78 America, but that may have been a 'Ruhlman'

And no...never had seen or met Reeves....awesome for you, though!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: skullcrusher on March 04, 2008, 01:49:20 PM
Mohamed makkaway, the late greg de ferro, Boyer Coe, Tom Platz, and bumped into Dennis James the day after the colorado pro last year, real nice guy. Massive!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: candidizzle on March 06, 2008, 07:08:32 PM

Chris Dickerson-I swear he looked at me in a lascivious way -thought-correctly...this one must be gay-just before he won O.
HAHA! you know, mike mentzer always use to say that dickerson was a queer.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Slintowin4424 on March 06, 2008, 09:09:58 PM
Chick, SHawn Ray, Chris cormier, Flex lewis, Flex wheeler, Lee Priest, Milos Sarcev, Millimar Sarcev, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Troy Alves, Silvio Samuel, Hide, Dennis Wolfe, Armin Scholtz, Melvin Anthony,  Dennis James and I have trained with many of them too.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The_Iron_Disciple on March 07, 2008, 12:25:06 AM
Let's see ...

Craig Titus, Branch Warren, Johnnie Jackson, Dexter Jackson, Bob Chic., Chris Cook, Ronnie Coleman, Jay Cutler, Shawn Ray, Chris Cormier, Flex Wheeler, Lee Priest, Dennis Wolf, Milos Sarcev, Troy Alves, Samuel Silvio, Melvin Anthony, Dennis James, Armin Scholtz, Markus Ruhl, Greg Kovacs, Kevin Levrone, and many, many more !  :)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: candidizzle on March 07, 2008, 10:10:59 AM
wow alot of you guys have met gh15 ;)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: pumpster on March 07, 2008, 07:13:31 PM
Roy Callendar-pleasant, easy going.

Chris Dickerson-articulate, remembers names, urbane.

Robby Robinson-friendly in a slightly edgy way.

Roger Walker-kinda rough, your typical Aussie lout. :D

Schwarzenegger-always an agenda, won't do anything for the hell of it, IMO.


An avalanche here suggesting that Louie's a dick. ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wavelength on March 08, 2008, 05:02:50 PM
I trained at Mustafa's gym and once he spotted me on squats.
He told me I am strong and should be training hard as long as I'm young (I was 33 at that time)  :)

Despite his reputation he is a very funny guy and treats his gym members like family.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: duncanlukas on March 08, 2008, 07:13:54 PM
i just have to chuckle whenever i read about some of these complaining that pros blew them off or didn't want to talk to them...reality check...they are the pros, not you, they don't know who the fuck you are and they don't care about you..what the fuck do u want them to say..."hey wanna kick it later"..stfu and dont complain when pros blow u off, their just people, relax.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: candidizzle on March 09, 2008, 05:46:46 PM
I trained at Mustafa's gym and once he spotted me on squats.
He told me I am strong and should be training hard as long as I'm young (I was 33 at that time)  :)

Despite his reputation he is a very funny guy and treats his gym members like family.
where is mustafa's gym at?


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: coltrane on March 10, 2008, 06:39:42 AM
where is mustafa's gym at?


Come on Candi!  You know VERY VERY WELL how to work a search engine. ;D ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wavelength on March 10, 2008, 02:59:23 PM
where is mustafa's gym at?

Vienna.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: candidizzle on March 10, 2008, 07:54:28 PM

Come on Candi!  You know VERY VERY WELL how to work a search engine. ;D ;D
okay ill give it to you...



thats soem funny shit!!
 ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The_Iron_Disciple on March 10, 2008, 08:02:44 PM
i just have to chuckle whenever i read about some of these complaining that pros blew them off or didn't want to talk to them...reality check...they are the pros, not you, they don't know who the fuck you are and they don't care about you..what the fuck do u want them to say..."hey wanna kick it later"..stfu and dont complain when pros blow u off, their just people, relax.


Breathe. ;)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: BigIronMike25 on March 14, 2008, 10:24:28 AM
I met Chris Cormier back in 2002....he was by far the coolest, nicest pro Ive ever met...he talked to each person in line for 3-5 mins...really cool dude

I met Tom Prince briefly back in his hey day (when he was 300+)...truthfully he was soo huge i was scared to death....hahahha  not really but you know what i mean

Also met Flex Wheeler back in his prime and was amazed at how freaky vascular he was....he seemed to be EXTREMELY cocky though, but ive heard thats just flex


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: airosol on March 14, 2008, 05:24:59 PM
I met Bob Birdsong in the gym in the early 80's. i was an early teenager just starting to lift. I remember he was huge and about 5'0. But i just read that he is 5'8! too much booze over the years for me i guess, memory fading. Anyway, i was squatting heavy (probably 85 lbs), he walked by and said "you're making progress." Shit i thought i was tom platz.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The_Iron_Disciple on March 15, 2008, 01:32:59 AM
I met Bob Birdsong in the gym in the early 80's. i was an early teenager just starting to lift. I remember he was huge and about 5'0. But i just read that he is 5'8! too much booze over the years for me i guess, memory fading. Anyway, i was squatting heavy (probably 85 lbs), he walked by and said "you're making progress." Shit i thought i was tom platz.


LOL ! Great Story !  :)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: MCWAY on March 15, 2008, 06:00:46 PM
I've met Stan McCrary at the 2005 Southeastern USA. I think he was still with MuscleTech at the time. He was promoting his video and other wares, and I believe his girlfriend was competing in the figure show there. She won her class; but the overall title went to the same girl who won the fitness show (she was the only competitor in that one).



Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Baby_Hercules on March 16, 2008, 08:57:43 PM
I've met quite a few at various competitions I've done. All were cool. Lee Haney, Don Long, Kevin Levrone, Shawn Ray, Gunter Schlierkamp, Lee Priest, Willie Stallings, Toney Freeman, Tricky Jackson, Jimmy Canyon just to name a few.
There are several pros who work out at the gym where I train. The gym owner is Jonathan Rowe, his training partner is Roc Shabazz. Leo Ingram trains there as well as Kim Buck and Carmella Cureton.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Fourslot40 on March 17, 2008, 11:54:00 AM
Back in 1995 or so, I was visiting Louisville and met Porter Cortrell at a restaurant.  Back then, Porter was all over and popular.  Honestly, it would be hard pressed to find a more polite and personable bodybuilder in the industry.  Not only did he not mind being interrupted while out dining with a friend but he took the time to talk with us.  The one thing that really stood out about the type of character he has, is that he asked for my address to send an autographed photo because he felt bad he didn't have anything to sign.  Porter took my address and a few weeks later actually sent a autographed photo like he said he would.  How many guys of celebrity status in ANY forum of sport would do what they say like that?  Just a class act all the way.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: HowieW on March 17, 2008, 05:58:02 PM
I got to meet Jay in Vegas a cuple of years back at the airport. He was realy cool and offered to take a pic with me.
Great pic, egads, look at Jays arm in that pic...ripped mass!

I have met many of the pros over the last 30 yrs. If you are curious and want to know about one , ask and I will tell what I know from my personal experience, if any.
Howard


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: HowieW on March 17, 2008, 06:02:14 PM
I've met quite a few at various competitions I've done. All were cool. Lee Haney, Don Long, Kevin Levrone, Shawn Ray, Gunter Schlierkamp, Lee Priest, Willie Stallings, Toney Freeman, Tricky Jackson, Jimmy Canyon just to name a few.
There are several pros who work out at the gym where I train. The gym owner is Jonathan Rowe, his training partner is Roc Shabazz. Leo Ingram trains there as well as Kim Buck and Carmella Cureton.
Hey Herc, are you going to be at the Atlantic states this weekend? I will.

Roc S stole the hearts of the crowd over Gustavo Badell guest posing with him at last yrs NPC show in Gadsen , AL.
His booth rocked and his routine was pretty cool.

Oh someone just posted that Porter Cotrell was a great guy. I can tell you, that you would have hard time finding anyone in bodybuilding who is better person that Porter.
Howard
Howard


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Baby_Hercules on March 17, 2008, 07:12:14 PM
Hey Herc, are you going to be at the Atlantic states this weekend? I will.

Roc S stole the hearts of the crowd over Gustavo Badell guest posing with him at last yrs NPC show in Gadsen , AL.
His booth rocked and his routine was pretty cool.

Oh someone just posted that Porter Cotrell was a great guy. I can tell you, that you would have hard time finding anyone in bodybuilding who is better person that Porter.
Howard
Howard

My wife and I bought tickets to see Chris Rock this weekend. If I go to the Atlantic I'll be at the prejudging. How about you?


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The ChemistV2 on March 18, 2008, 11:10:59 AM
My father knew Joe Weider from the 1950's and also judged the 1973 Mr. Olympia contest where he met Arnold. When I was 14 I saw the film Pumping Iron and got obsessed with bodybuilding. I had my dad take me to see the Mr. Olympia in 1977 when I was 15 and I met Arnold. He let me and my dad go backstage and meet all the guys.  I also went to the 1978 Olympia as well and got backstage. Then Joe Weider arranged it so I could stay at Mike Mentzer's apartment for a week with him and his girlfriend when I was about 16. He put me through his Heavy Duty workouts at the Gold's gym and he was very nice. I remember he was impressesed with my nutritional and training knowledge I already had at such a young age. I also met Boyer Coe when I was there. He was extremely friendly and I ended up going to Louisiana about 6 months later to train with him as he was preparing for the 78 Mr. Olympia. These were some great experiences. A few months before the '79 Mr. Olympia, Arnold calls my house and asks to speak to my dad. My father was pretty well known as a big investor in the Finance world and Arnold asked him if he would invest in a documentary film he was making about weight training in prison. My father decided not to invest. Anyhow, I show up at the 79 Olympia with a friend of mine and I go backstage because Arnold always told me to go backstage every year. So Arnold walks over to me and screams at me, "Get out of here! You're not allowed back here!" I was in shock because he acted like he didn't recognize me, when a few months before he spotted me at World Gym and came up to me and spoke to me for like 20 minutes. So I go Arnold, it's me ..... and he says, "Get the Hell out of here!" I didn't figure it out till later that this was his message to my dad for not investing with him. True story.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 18, 2008, 02:27:00 PM
Chemist...those are great great stories....particularly w/ Coe and Mentzer...Arnold...well what an asshole and totally believable 100%


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The ChemistV2 on March 18, 2008, 03:34:10 PM
Chemist...those are great great stories....particularly w/ Coe and Mentzer...Arnold...well what an asshole and totally believable 100%
For about a year after the 79 olympia, I would call Arnold's office and his secretary would answer. I've always been good at doing impressions, so she would think I was Joe Weider and put Arnold on the phone. Then after a few seconds, Arnold would figure it out and go, "Who da hell is dis?".  Then I called once and fooled his secretary into thinking I was Clint Eastwood. Now this was in 79 before Arnold had made Conan..he had made a ridiculous film called the Villain, playing a cowboy role. So Arnold gets on the phone(I did a flawless Eastwood imitation, even as a teen) and he's like "Mr. Eastwood, let me tell you, I have always admired you. Your movies are totally fantastic and I love da vay you also direct your own movies. It's an incredible honor to speak with you." So I tell him "Well, I was hoping we could talk about my new Dirty Harry movie because I've got a great part for you in it." Now he's like creaming his pants and he goes, "REALLY?" Then switching back to my Weider voice I go, "Just kidding Arnold, It's me!" He screams, "God damn you!" and slams the phone down. I had all this on a cassette tape and I used to play it for people. Too bad the tape broke on me.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 18, 2008, 04:03:56 PM
Shit...that is so awesome...that fucker is always pulling shit on others...he deserves that very much...and it is way too bad the tape is gone.

You got balls doing that...and as a kid, too. Fuck him!

I had George Butler call my office on two occasions...but never spoke to him. He left two messages....the second one I kept on my machine for nearly a year...until one of my staff erased it!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The ChemistV2 on March 18, 2008, 09:31:50 PM
Shit...that is so awesome...that fucker is always pulling shit on others...he deserves that very much...and it is way too bad the tape is gone.

You got balls doing that...and as a kid, too. Fuck him!

I had George Butler call my office on two occasions...but never spoke to him. He left two messages....the second one I kept on my machine for nearly a year...until one of my staff erased it!
Hey Moosejay, it sounds like you've been into this scene as long as me,so you might get a kick out of this Frank Zane story. I was at a Frank Zane seminar in Miami, Florida..late 70's.. he's lecturing with a blackboard and going into a lot of detail(probably because he used to be a school teacher) and there's this dorky looking guy who's about 6 feet and weighs all of 120 pounds. He's what we nowadays would call an attention deficit disorder individual. He would keep blurting out shit and interupting Zane. He suddenly yells out, "Mr. Zane, would you write me out a Bulk routine?" Zane tells him to just keep listening and he learn all he needs to know. Then the dork says, "Excuse me, Mr. Zane but.. Larry Scott wrote me a Bulk Routine!" Zane loooks at him and says, " yeah..it's obviously working real good." Then Zane starts talking about the mental side and says, " When I walk on stage or even..in a room, I project total confidence and people, whether they are judges at the Mr. Olympia or whatever perceive me as a winner." Then he walks up to the dork, points at him and says.."But if this Guy walks in a room with that attitude, he would be laughed at. In other words, you have to be able to back it up". The dork walked out to the parking lot, got in his car and drove away. I'll never forget it. Zane owned him!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The_Iron_Disciple on March 18, 2008, 09:38:47 PM
Great Stories, Chemist ( Frank Zane's Nickname, I do believe  ;) ) ! It's a real pleasure to have you on this Board ! Please keep them coming !  :)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 19, 2008, 04:32:50 PM
Hey Moosejay, it sounds like you've been into this scene as long as me,so you might get a kick out of this Frank Zane story. I was at a Frank Zane seminar in Miami, Florida..late 70's.. he's lecturing with a blackboard and going into a lot of detail(probably because he used to be a school teacher) and there's this dorky looking guy who's about 6 feet and weighs all of 120 pounds. He's what we nowadays would call an attention deficit disorder individual. He would keep blurting out shit and interupting Zane. He suddenly yells out, "Mr. Zane, would you write me out a Bulk routine?" Zane tells him to just keep listening and he learn all he needs to know. Then the dork says, "Excuse me, Mr. Zane but.. Larry Scott wrote me a Bulk Routine!" Zane loooks at him and says, " yeah..it's obviously working real good." Then Zane starts talking about the mental side and says, " When I walk on stage or even..in a room, I project total confidence and people, whether they are judges at the Mr. Olympia or whatever perceive me as a winner." Then he walks up to the dork, points at him and says.."But if this Guy walks in a room with that attitude, he would be laughed at. In other words, you have to be able to back it up". The dork walked out to the parking lot, got in his car and drove away. I'll never forget it. Zane owned him!

Oh, man...that is beautiful!

Zane was my #1 idol growing up....3 years aso I went to his 12 day 'Zane Experience'...it was very good...he is still in good shape, and he even played us some tunes on his guitar and flutes each day. Definitely different but I learned alot. I occasionally write for his newsletter. He is very cerebral...and I can imagine exactly what you described with that nutty skinny dude at the seminar!-wish I was there for it :)

Yeah...I am 44 and have been at it about 30 years...like you.

Mike


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 19, 2008, 04:34:03 PM
btw...that was Zane's 2 day experience...not 12 day!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Slintowin4424 on March 19, 2008, 04:57:01 PM
New topic how many have you trained with


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 19, 2008, 05:21:03 PM
Trained with:

Zane
Katz
R Robinson
Aaron Baker


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: HowieW on March 20, 2008, 07:50:16 PM
For about a year after the 79 olympia, I would call Arnold's office and his secretary would answer. I've always been good at doing impressions, so she would think I was Joe Weider and put Arnold on the phone. Then after a few seconds, Arnold would figure it out and go, "Who da hell is dis?".  Then I called once and fooled his secretary into thinking I was Clint Eastwood. Now this was in 79 before Arnold had made Conan..he had made a ridiculous film called the Villain, playing a cowboy role. So Arnold gets on the phone(I did a flawless Eastwood imitation, even as a teen) and he's like "Mr. Eastwood, let me tell you, I have always admired you. Your movies are totally fantastic and I love da vay you also direct your own movies. It's an incredible honor to speak with you." So I tell him "Well, I was hoping we could talk about my new Dirty Harry movie because I've got a great part for you in it." Now he's like creaming his pants and he goes, "REALLY?" Then switching back to my Weider voice I go, "Just kidding Arnold, It's me!" He screams, "God damn you!" and slams the phone down. I had all this on a cassette tape and I used to play it for people. Too bad the tape broke on me.
That is too damn funny, ya gotta go on ironagage.us and post it, those guys will love it.
I think some willthink it complete BS, but I know how small a world BB was back then even comapred to today and how Arnold was not a big star yet, etc.
Of course the office the GOv of Cal will be in touch with you now and they are sending the goon squad LOL


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Meso_z on March 23, 2008, 07:40:39 AM
For about a year after the 79 olympia, I would call Arnold's office and his secretary would answer. I've always been good at doing impressions, so she would think I was Joe Weider and put Arnold on the phone. Then after a few seconds, Arnold would figure it out and go, "Who da hell is dis?".  Then I called once and fooled his secretary into thinking I was Clint Eastwood. Now this was in 79 before Arnold had made Conan..he had made a ridiculous film called the Villain, playing a cowboy role. So Arnold gets on the phone(I did a flawless Eastwood imitation, even as a teen) and he's like "Mr. Eastwood, let me tell you, I have always admired you. Your movies are totally fantastic and I love da vay you also direct your own movies. It's an incredible honor to speak with you." So I tell him "Well, I was hoping we could talk about my new Dirty Harry movie because I've got a great part for you in it." Now he's like creaming his pants and he goes, "REALLY?" Then switching back to my Weider voice I go, "Just kidding Arnold, It's me!" He screams, "God damn you!" and slams the phone down. I had all this on a cassette tape and I used to play it for people. Too bad the tape broke on me.


hahahah! great story! keep em coming.  ;)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 23, 2008, 04:28:20 PM
That is too damn funny, ya gotta go on ironagage.us and post it, those guys will love it.
I think some willthink it complete BS, but I know how small a world BB was back then even comapred to today and how Arnold was not a big star yet, etc.
Of course the office the GOv of Cal will be in touch with you now and they are sending the goon squad LOL


Man...it really would have been golden if you had that tape.

I STILL have a cassette tape of R Robinson 'lecturing' in classroon situation at his bb camp in CT in 1978. All I can say is at 15, I think I knew more names of the muscles than he did.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The ChemistV2 on March 23, 2008, 07:01:22 PM

Man...it really would have been golden if you had that tape.

I STILL have a cassette tape of R Robinson 'lecturing' in classroon situation at his bb camp in CT in 1978. All I can say is at 15, I think I knew more names of the muscles than he did.
Hey Moose, remember how awesome Robby looked in Weider's magazines leading up to the 77 Olympia? He was like 220 and shredded. It looked as though he would easily take the Olympia. I remember sitting in the 3rd row and he looked a little watery and Zane won. Robby got into great shape several times after that, but I don't think he ever got as big and cut as he was in those months leading up to the 77 O. Would you agree? I still have some of those old issues and he just looks phenomenal in some of those pics.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The_Iron_Disciple on March 24, 2008, 07:41:48 AM
Hey Moose, remember how awesome Robby looked in Weider's magazines leading up to the 77 Olympia? He was like 220 and shredded. It looked as though he would easily take the Olympia. I remember sitting in the 3rd row and he looked a little watery and Zane won. Robby got into great shape several times after that, but I don't think he ever got as big and cut as he was in those months leading up to the 77 O. Would you agree? I still have some of those old issues and he just looks phenomenal in some of those pics.


Would you be willing to post a few Pics ? Would love to see them !  :)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Baby_Hercules on March 24, 2008, 09:55:00 AM
New topic how many have you trained with
Here's some pics of me preparing for a show with J. Rowe.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The_Iron_Disciple on March 24, 2008, 09:58:01 PM
Here's some pics of me preparing for a show with J. Rowe.



Thought that was Chris Cormier at first ! :D


Btw, great condition !


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 25, 2008, 11:09:30 AM
Hey Moose, remember how awesome Robby looked in Weider's magazines leading up to the 77 Olympia? He was like 220 and shredded. It looked as though he would easily take the Olympia. I remember sitting in the 3rd row and he looked a little watery and Zane won. Robby got into great shape several times after that, but I don't think he ever got as big and cut as he was in those months leading up to the 77 O. Would you agree? I still have some of those old issues and he just looks phenomenal in some of those pics.

Yes, Chem, I do agree. He was phenomenal in the gym and in most shows other than the O. Whenever the O would come, and he'd stand next to Zane...he'd just look smooth...big difference from the other shows. Maybe it was mental with him...


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Moosejay on March 25, 2008, 11:10:50 AM
Chem...do you recall in Weider's mags that old, raggedy t-shirt Robby'd wear while training? He'd have to piece it together.... He was so ripped in those shots....


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Baby_Hercules on March 25, 2008, 11:28:00 AM

Thought that was Chris Cormier at first ! :D


Btw, great condition !
Thanks. Those pics are from last year.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wild willie on September 14, 2009, 02:44:39 PM
I have met Porter Cottrell and Ali Malla......along with Gaspari......Phil Williams..Rico MCclinton...Shawn Ray......Craig Titus.....Ronnie Coleman.....and Mike Mentzer....also met.....Vince Galanti......and Aaron Baker......Gunter and Claude Groulx.

Without a doubt.....Rico...Porter. ....Ali.....Claude.....P hil.....Ronnie and Gunter are the nicest guys around. Same with Vince Galanti......great great guys.


Porter took time out of his workout to take a pic and shake our hands.....very kind and personable.


Gaspari is the biggest prick in the sport......conceited and aloof......total primadonna.

Mentzer had a sensational sense of humor but a little on the bizzarre side.

Ronnie was truly a people pleaser and very kind indeed.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: The ChemistV2 on September 14, 2009, 03:17:36 PM
I have met Porter Cottrell and Ali Malla......along with Gaspari......Phil Williams..Rico MCclinton...Shawn Ray......Craig Titus.....Ronnie Coleman.....and Mike Mentzer....also met.....Vince Galanti......and Aaron Baker......Gunter and Claude Groulx.

Without a doubt.....Rico...Porter. ....Ali.....Claude.....P hil.....Ronnie and Gunter are the nicest guys around. Same with Vince Galanti......great great guys.


Porter took time out of his workout to take a pic and shake our hands.....very kind and personable.


Gaspari is the biggest prick in the sport......conceited and aloof......total primadonna.
Mentzer had a sensational sense of humor but a little on the bizzarre side.

Ronnie was truly a people pleaser and very kind indeed.
In 1986, I went to the Mr. Olympia...I was in my early 20's. There was a rumor going around everywhere, that Gaspari  had a heart attack and wouldn't be in the show. So I'm walking in the lobby of the hotel and I see Gaspari walking around...so i ask him if he's going to be in the show. He says, "Of course I'm in the show...Idiot!"..and walks off. True story.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Gavin Laird on September 15, 2009, 01:33:45 PM
I met Ronnie at a seminar in South Africa, what sticks in my mind was someone asking him what the most important thing was for success in bodybuilding; Training? Nutrition? Mentality?

Ronnies reply?

"You need a Doctor who's a Bodybuilder".



Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: valhalla on September 15, 2009, 02:13:44 PM
The ones i met that were all acting professional and nice, but nothing more:

Dorian Yates, Lee Labrada,Sonny Schmidt,Geir Borgan Paulsen,JP Fux,Dennis James,Dennis Wolf, Ronnie Rockel, + many i cant remember now.

The ones that were really cool and took lots of time to talk and hang.:

Ron Love(coolest of them all),Vince Taylor,Milos Sarcev, Darrion Holliwell.

The ones that acted arrogant and snooty (maybe they had a bad day?):

Vic Richards, Gary Strydom.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: YoungBlood on September 15, 2009, 04:39:09 PM
I met Ronnie at a seminar in South Africa, what sticks in my mind was someone asking him what the most important thing was for success in bodybuilding; Training? Nutrition? Mentality?

Ronnies reply?

"You need a Doctor who's a Bodybuilder".



That is hilarious!!!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: turnerg31 on September 17, 2009, 09:01:56 AM
Hosted some Pros while working in the Recreation field overseas. Government contractor. Had a chance to see many more but not really meet them other than a handshake or autograph. Check out the pics in this album from my Facebook page.

Pat

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683&saved#/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683&saved#/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: YoungBlood on September 17, 2009, 12:10:07 PM
Hosted some Pros while working in the Recreation field overseas. Government contractor. Had a chance to see many more but not really meet them other than a handshake or autograph. Check out the pics in this album from my Facebook page.

Pat

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683&saved#/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683 (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683&saved#/album.php?aid=75979&id=77941031683)

Is that Andrulla Blanchette is the first photo?
Always thought she was hot!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: turnerg31 on September 17, 2009, 12:50:36 PM
Is that Andrulla Blanchette is the first photo?
Always thought she was hot!

Yeah, that's Andrulla. I hosted Andrulla and Jeff "Box" Long for about a week in Kuwait. I spent just about the whole time with them. Andrulla was great and amazed the soldiers with how strong she was.  I had a great time.

Pat


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Morizz on September 19, 2009, 07:50:38 AM
Flex Wheeler, Branch Warren and Wolf. Plus some Swedish no names...


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: RJ DRIVER on September 19, 2009, 09:22:21 AM
About 6-7 years ago I met Toney Freemen before he was a big name.  Super nice guy I was in highschool at the time and super weak.  He spotted me when I was benching a whooping 150.  He gave me some lifting advice just a totaly aproachable dude.  Only other dude I saw in the gym is Trey Brewer offseason.  Looked huge and pretty friendly guy.  Didnt talk to much to him but he used to put up some big weight.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: dyslexic on September 22, 2009, 02:27:38 AM
Met Jay Cutler by accident in San Jose a little over two years ago. I was there to watch a demo at the Lions Den with Frank Shamrock. Jay was at the Max Muscle next door.


I think I've got a pic somewhere...

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i56/tricepora/jayandtomhappynewyear2007.jpg)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Andy Griffin on September 22, 2009, 02:06:35 PM
Yes...The True Adonis.

(http://forums.rxmuscle.com/image.php?u=2678&dateline=1235517272&type=thumb)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: ThaRealist on October 03, 2009, 04:21:18 PM
Met Mike Horn a few times. His gym is just a few miles from where I live.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wordy on October 04, 2009, 02:27:06 PM
At the 200 British GP I met Kevin Leverone, he was really moody and wasn't really making any effort to be socialable, pretty crap considering I'd just bought a 10 photo of him. also met Gunter schlierkamp, Without a doubt the coolest and one of the most friendly guys I've ever met.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: lax on October 05, 2009, 06:07:48 AM
For about a year after the 79 olympia, I would call Arnold's office and his secretary would answer. I've always been good at doing impressions, so she would think I was Joe Weider and put Arnold on the phone. Then after a few seconds, Arnold would figure it out and go, "Who da hell is dis?".  Then I called once and fooled his secretary into thinking I was Clint Eastwood. Now this was in 79 before Arnold had made Conan..he had made a ridiculous film called the Villain, playing a cowboy role. So Arnold gets on the phone(I did a flawless Eastwood imitation, even as a teen) and he's like "Mr. Eastwood, let me tell you, I have always admired you. Your movies are totally fantastic and I love da vay you also direct your own movies. It's an incredible honor to speak with you." So I tell him "Well, I was hoping we could talk about my new Dirty Harry movie because I've got a great part for you in it." Now he's like creaming his pants and he goes, "REALLY?" Then switching back to my Weider voice I go, "Just kidding Arnold, It's me!" He screams, "God damn you!" and slams the phone down. I had all this on a cassette tape and I used to play it for people. Too bad the tape broke on me.

man
chem wish you had that tape


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: lax on October 05, 2009, 06:13:18 AM
In 1986, I went to the Mr. Olympia...I was in my early 20's. There was a rumor going around everywhere, that Gaspari  had a heart attack and wouldn't be in the show. So I'm walking in the lobby of the hotel and I see Gaspari walking around...so i ask him if he's going to be in the show. He says, "Of course I'm in the show...Idiot!"..and walks off. True story.

he handed out trophies at a show I ran a few years ago
kinda coarse and crude, to say the least
he had it out for Labrada, who, he says, told him, "You will never be as successful as me in the supp industry..."


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wild willie on October 05, 2009, 08:04:49 AM
gaspari is a world class ass hole.......period......t his guy is only nice and approachable if he is repping his company.

before he had his supp biz......he was a total jerk-off and complete ass clown.


bad experience after bad experience with the man........i have heard many many people mention the same thing time and again........complete jerk!!!!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Overload on October 05, 2009, 10:03:59 AM
Saw Branch a few times at a popular gym in Houston, he's shorter than he looks(if that's even possible). Apparently he comes to Houston a few times a year and always trains at a 24 Hour Fitness near my house.

Met Titus back in the 90's when he stayed in Houston for a while, he was actually a very cool guy but everyone i knew who was friends with him said he was two-faced. I ran into him again at a popular night club downtown and he was the life of the party.

Saw Iris at another Houston gym only a few months ago, she's very very strong.

8)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Butterbean on October 05, 2009, 10:39:57 AM
For about a year after the 79 olympia, I would call Arnold's office and his secretary would answer. I've always been good at doing impressions, so she would think I was Joe Weider and put Arnold on the phone. Then after a few seconds, Arnold would figure it out and go, "Who da hell is dis?".  Then I called once and fooled his secretary into thinking I was Clint Eastwood. Now this was in 79 before Arnold had made Conan..he had made a ridiculous film called the Villain, playing a cowboy role. So Arnold gets on the phone(I did a flawless Eastwood imitation, even as a teen) and he's like "Mr. Eastwood, let me tell you, I have always admired you. Your movies are totally fantastic and I love da vay you also direct your own movies. It's an incredible honor to speak with you." So I tell him "Well, I was hoping we could talk about my new Dirty Harry movie because I've got a great part for you in it." Now he's like creaming his pants and he goes, "REALLY?" Then switching back to my Weider voice I go, "Just kidding Arnold, It's me!" He screams, "God damn you!" and slams the phone down. I had all this on a cassette tape and I used to play it for people. Too bad the tape broke on me.

hahaha!


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: benchmstr on October 05, 2009, 04:30:18 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVQNt64PxfE

bench


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: dyslexic on October 05, 2009, 05:58:55 PM
I wanna meet Jay again...


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Danjo on January 31, 2010, 03:50:36 PM
Met Nasser in 96',he was very professional and gracious,also his size was mindboggling-pics did not do him justice,i was blown away...


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: johnny1 on February 01, 2010, 11:55:11 PM
Saw Lee Haney in 1989, Sonny s in 1990, Brain b 1991, Lou F in 1993, Victor R in 1994, Yates 1995, Paul D 1996, Flex 1999, Dex J 2004, Ronnie C 2004-06, and and number less known pros etc....i found Victor Richards the Most Massive up close and in person....his Arms, and Quads in particular were ridiculously MASSIVE, Lou ferrigno was a little strange...and alittle aloft as in hes talking to you but hes not.....strange bloke...but yes he was huge (not long after the 93 o) Yates in off-season 1995...lol...his Forearms and Calves were unbelievable i kid you not and big Ronnie in 2005 (just 2 wks after the o)...lol....his quads and biceps were Massive and still quiet ripped...Brian B waist (offseason) back in 1991 didn't look real on his frame (he said he was roughly 250lbs) Sonny s quads were huge with that crazy lower quad insertion to them made them look crazy and Lee Haneys back was ALOT BETTER in person than any picture ive ever seen of him, his Lower lat insertions were very low and his middle back thickness was awesome.  


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: mcluvin on February 12, 2010, 09:17:16 PM
flex wheeler- eh, who cares :)

LMAO  ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: SF1900 on February 13, 2010, 02:32:39 PM
I met a few at the NY Pro: dennis wolf, paco batista, melvin anthony, evan centopani, branch warren, dennis james, desmond miller, silvio samuel. Also met Lee Priest a few times. I'd say the three nicest out of all of them were lee priest, kai greene dennis wolf. Branch Warren was sort of standoffish.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: mrfitness81 on February 16, 2010, 03:17:11 AM
Troy Brown is a friend of mine. I meet Lee Priest and Rodney at the PDI Night of champions in London and i also have meet Harold Marillier, James llewellyn, Eddie Abbew and Rob Hope who is a natural pro


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Max on February 16, 2010, 04:10:15 PM
I've met a few here and there . . .

On stage.  ;D


Ed
I met ED in London in 2005 at an expo.  Dispite having told me he had just had his shoulders replaced his arms were still bigger than mine!  ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: fitandstrong on July 14, 2010, 03:36:36 AM
Ruhl and Coleman. Both great guys.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wild willie on July 17, 2010, 01:46:55 PM
gaspari......total prick

ali malla......very nice gentleman

Porter Cottrell.....extremely kind and friendly


Ronnie Coleman....very warm and personable.....good guy

David Dearth.....good man...seemed surprised I recognized him

Shawn Ray.....professional.... .he was in a good mood.....nice gent to chat with

Vinny Galanti.....friendly and willing to answer questions

Aaron Baker......nice fellow.....no ego at all.....good man


Henderson Thorne......chatted with him on the phone.....pleasant guy


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: littleguns on July 23, 2010, 05:22:45 PM
Today Met

Bob Chick....Super Guy, I introduced myself as Littleguns, he laughed and said he knew who I was and said thanks for the positive posts. He gets a bad wrap from all the idiots on here. He truly loves his job, the fans and prob spent 20 mins chatting with me...

Kai - don't care what he does in his personal life, but very humble person, loves what he does and after speaking with him he may be my new fave BBer

Past:

Dillet - super nice guy. He was going in for Shoulder surgery back in 95 and has shrunk down alot and was in awe of my buddy who was doing the Nationals...weighing 280 lbs..

Achim ALbrecht - another really nice guy

Demayo - hard to read, if he was upset at someone or just pissed off

Matarazzo - met at a gym opening in NY....first time I ever saw a real huge BB'er...super nice


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: wgtnmuscle1 on July 27, 2010, 12:02:54 AM
have met a few pro's
lee haney
tom platz
mike quinn
steve davis
and a few at the aussie pro show

but the best is my mate and former ifbb pro sam ( sammy ) ioannidis
good guy and helps lots :):)


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: herne on January 05, 2011, 03:23:31 PM
I saw Ernie Taylor in a supplement shop in Birmingham a few years ago. I said Hello and shook is hand.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: geneticmarvel on January 05, 2011, 06:30:34 PM
I saw Ernie Taylor in a supplement shop in Birmingham a few years ago. I said Hello and shook is hand.

oh wow


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Fatpanda on January 05, 2011, 07:59:00 PM
i met dorian once.

He bumped into me in a mcdonalds, he knocked my chips out of my hand.

i turned around not too pleased, and told him he better make full recompense or prepare for the consequences.

he apologised and bought me a cheeseburger happy meal and large chips to make up for it.

he then wiped away a piece of lint on my jacket and apologised again a few times before leaving quickly.

seemed a nice guy, but was clearly depleted.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: chaos on January 05, 2011, 08:16:57 PM
i met dorian once.

He bumped into me in a mcdonalds, he knocked my chips out of my hand.

i turned around not too pleased, and told him he better make full recompense or prepare for the consequences.

he apologised and bought me a cheeseburger happy meal and large chips to make up for it.

he then wiped away a piece of lint on my jacket and apologised again a few times before leaving quickly.

seemed a nice guy, but was clearly depleted.
LMAO!!! ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Cableguy on January 16, 2011, 02:43:56 AM
Hmmm...lets see...Haney, Lou, Priest, Samir, Arnold, Shawn, Mike Christian, Cormier, Strydom, Benfatto, and Robby off the top of my head. A few more I'm sure...


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: JasonH on January 24, 2011, 06:31:48 AM
i met dorian once.

He bumped into me in a mcdonalds, he knocked my chips out of my hand.

i turned around not too pleased, and told him he better make full recompense or prepare for the consequences.

he apologised and bought me a cheeseburger happy meal and large chips to make up for it.

he then wiped away a piece of lint on my jacket and apologised again a few times before leaving quickly.

seemed a nice guy, but was clearly depleted.

Haha - funny shit!  ;D


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: LWGA on January 07, 2012, 02:07:29 PM
if so, who and how was it ! tell us about it  8)
Met:
-Lee Haney - Really down to earth
-Kevin Levrone - Seemed aloof...could have been having a bad day
-Lou Ferrigno - Really nice guy.  He takes a lot of hits here, but I liked him.
-Lee Labrada - Ultimate professional and seemed like a really good guy
-Linda Murray - Sweet...better looking in person

Competed with these guys before they became pros:
-Shawn Ray - Cool at first, but whined too much when he didn't win.
-Shane Dimora - Only shook his hand after he crushed us in the LW class.
-Juan Marquez, Vince Taylor, Eddie Robinson and a few others from the 1988 NPC Nationals.  
-Stan McCrary - Didn't interact with him...He won the heavy weight and overall.
-Daron Lytle - Not a well-known guy....Really cool
-James Hellwig (WWE Ultimate Warrior) - He never became a pro, but....  He won the '84 Mr. Georgia.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Danjo on January 09, 2012, 02:58:48 PM
Met Nasser in 96.....he was unreal huge,seemed very intelligent, and seemed to care about his fans....his size was unforgettable


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: jon cole on January 16, 2012, 06:34:44 AM
Met Nasser in 96.....he was unreal huge,seemed very intelligent, and seemed to care about his fans....his size was unforgettable

-met nasser few time at fibo germany and i'm agree with you.

-vince taylor, my first hand shake with a pro, a really nice guy.
-marcus ruhl, in a bad day, not very friendly
-ronnie coleman, very nice and quiet guy
-shawn ray and flex wheeler = ass hole.
-dorian yates, quiet guy.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Kilo Medic on January 25, 2012, 03:36:27 AM
Meet    Hide two years ago, and Ben Pak last year.  Both super nice guys who guest posed at a local military show. 


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: kimo on July 26, 2012, 06:07:29 AM
met arnold in 1976 . twice . once guest poser thre months later in a seminar . again in 1980 . vague thing . he was bigger in 1980 preparing for the disastrous conrest in australia . met mentzer in 1980 . and i saw boyer coe in seminar .


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: Preston Lee on August 07, 2012, 03:20:07 PM
IT'S FUN TO TALK SHOP WITH PROS AND PROS USUALLY LOVE THE FANS ATTENTION. BUT THEY ARE PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU, ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THEY INGESTED MORE CREATINE :P


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: kimo on August 07, 2012, 03:43:43 PM
ah ah ah


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: oenguinseatsocks on October 22, 2012, 04:26:43 PM
my dad and i saw jay cutler at a gold's a few years back.  he waddled right past us into the locker room.


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: magikusar on November 25, 2012, 05:14:58 PM
I met some big meathead italain roided older dude giving out t shirts outside fo gold venice in like 09.

Arrogant wanker.

I was taller but he was bigger and he kinda threw the t shirt at me all uncool n trying to be badass.

I guess I made him feel bad soemhow.

He was never like a winner one of those guys had a cover or 2 and thought he was a promotions genius.

Looked liek a knowitall.

reall guido  mighta had a visor on


Title: Re: Have you met any bodybuilding pros?
Post by: oldtimer1 on December 05, 2012, 05:15:08 PM
I met a few in my day.
Frank Zane- Had a brief conversation with him.

Danny Padilla- Full of smiles like he was really having a good time

Mike Katz-Biggest bodybuilder I have seen. He was almost a scary sight back in the day. People seemed afraid to approach him.

Dennis Tinnereno. (spelling) I was at a contest and a drunk relative of his kept shouting out things at the show. He seemed really embarrassed and pissed off when he was walking down a street after the contest.

Ed Corny-Got mad when my friend asked him if he uses steroids.

Robby Robinson- Looked small to me in his track sweat suit. When he took it off for the show he looked amazing.